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NEMA and Public Works adopt innovative technology for Building Damage Assessments
- Oct 16, 2019 - 11:30:55 AM
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Ministry of
Public Works (MOPW), supported by the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP), have adopted the use of an innovative new technology
to conduct building damage assessments across the islands affected by
“In the past, data collection was a
tedious process; information was collected on paper and then transferred
to Excel. Now, this innovative way of data collection produces
real-time interactive reports for rapid assessments,” said Gayle
Outten-Moncur, Manager of NEMA’s National Emergency Operations Centre
Prime Minister Minnis meets with CCRIF officials
- Oct 16, 2019 - 10:15:11 AM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with officials from
the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) on Tuesday 15
October. The meeting, held at the Office of the Prime Minister, included
discussions on the possibility of expanding regional insurance coverage
to include some aspects of housing. CCRIF officials shared with Prime
Minister Minnis that the Insurance facility is also working on a program
to offer insurance coverage for public utilities and the fisheries
sector. The meeting also covered ways that developed nations can assist
vulnerable small island developing states (SIDS) by contributing to the
fund to help with recovery and reconstruction following a storm...
Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fundraiser set for Vancouver, Canada
- Oct 16, 2019 - 4:48:03 AM
News of the state of Grand Bahama and Abaco after
Hurricane Dorian has reached a global audience. The amount of
international aid has been a godsend. The need is great however and it
will take years to rebuild.
4,760 km miles away in Vancouver, Canada, Bahamian Lillamae Toppin felt
she had do something for her people. She's been living in British
Columbia's west coast in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver for over 40
years. She is the brainchild behind, "An Evening for The Bahamas"
fundraiser being held on Oct. 27, 2019.
"My heart aches for my people," said Lilla a semi-retired nurse whose
husband is a retired vascular surgeon. Lilla turned to her Caribbean
friends in her area and via a mutual friend, Lilla was introduced to
Robbin Whachell, co-founder of The Bahamas Weekly who lives close by...
John Phillpot Receives Special Recognition at National Youth Leaders Reception
- Oct 15, 2019 - 2:35:31 PM
During the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s National Youth Month
Youth Leaders’ Reception, Scout Association of The Bahamas’ John
Phillpot received special recognition as the 2019 National Youth Month
Patron and Lifetime Honouree on October 11, 2019. The reception, which
was held at the British Colonial Hilton, was an opportunity to recognize
youth leaders and for them to network amongst themselves. Among the
Government officials present at the event were the Ministry’s Acting
Permanent Secretary, David Cates; Acting Undersecretaries, Renee Bullard
and Montez Williams; the Chair of National Youth Month, Sandena Neely
and Senator Jamal Moss...
Caribbean Export signs three MOUs with strategic partners to support the Caribbean’s export growth
- Oct 15, 2019 - 1:40:27 PM
The recently held CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum drew record numbers of
senior level European and Caribbean policy makers, European buyers and
Caribbean exhibitors, to the 4th hosting of the event and the first ever
to be held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Three MOUs were signed
between the Caribbean Export Development Agency and key stakeholders in
Europe, namely, the BVMW (Der Bundesverband mittelständische
Wirtschaft), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit GmbH) and the Caribbean Council...
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America call on the Governor General
- Oct 15, 2019 - 1:30:28 PM
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most
Honourable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and a delegation
paid a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon.
Cornelius A. Smith in the drawing Room of Government House, Monday Oct
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)..
Minister Dames Lauds Initiatives ‘Beyond the Prison Walls’
- Oct 15, 2019 - 1:15:14 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames noted, on October 9,
2019, that his Ministry is the Executing Agency for the Citizen
Security and Justice Programme in The Bahamas (CSJP), and, within the
programme’s budget, about $17,000,000 had been committed to
strengthening crime prevention forces beyond the prison walls.
a matter of fact the prison has the smallest budget allocation within
this project,” Minister Dames said during the event entitled “Beyond Our
Prisoners” at the Baha Mar Convention Centre...
Grand Lucayan to Welcome Guests Oct. 15
- Oct 14, 2019 - 7:08:45 PM
Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama announced they will welcome guests on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
on Facebook on Oct. 9, their message read, "We're happy to share we
will be welcoming back guests beginning Tuesday, October 15th. We want
to thank each and every one of you that have reached out with thoughts
and prayers, we truly appreciate you!"
Finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises
- Oct 14, 2019 - 9:34:49 AM
Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17
October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt
The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of
Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The
Roles of Creditors and Debtors’. It will be preceded by sessions for
senior finance ministry officials and central bank governors...
Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Tennyson Wells was held at Christ Church Cathedral
- Oct 13, 2019 - 9:45:43 PM
An Official Funeral was held for former Cabinet Minister and
well-known businessman, Mr. Tennyson Wells on Friday morning, October
11, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral. Interment was at Woodlawn
Gardens. Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A.
Smith, Prime MInister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cabinet Ministers
and officials joined family and friends in commemorating his life.
Prime Minister Minnis is pictured, with tribute and condolences.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on article that appeared in the Palm Beach Post
- Oct 13, 2019 - 8:00:25 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to refer to an article dated 11
October 2019, that appeared in the Palm Beach Post entitled, “ Bahamian
Diplomat says China will not rebuild in hurricane devastated islands.”
Comments in the article were attributed to Consul General in Miami, Mrs.
The Ministry wishes to advise that the Consul
General’s comments were taken out of context...
Second Annual Regenerative Medicine Summit proves big win for The Bahamas
- Oct 13, 2019 - 2:32:00 PM
The best and brightest global recently gathered in The Bahamas to
discuss ways of making stem cell and regenerative health technologies
available, accessible and affordable to everyone, everywhere.
Desiree Cox, Rhodes Scholar and Founder and CEO of HEALinc reflects,
“This event promotes research and innovation in medical technologies
with the potential to help people stay healthy through their lifespan...
British High Commissioner call on the Attorney General
- Oct 12, 2019 - 10:10:34 PM
British High Commissioner Her Excellency Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy
call on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl
Bethel, QC, at the Ministry on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Police and Defence Forces Conduct Joint Operation in Abaco
- Oct 12, 2019 - 6:50:09 PM
An ongoing joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces is being conducted on the island of Abaco.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ferguson, and the Commander Defence
Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, were on scene with their executive team
members to assess the progress of the operation which focused on
Central and North Abaco over the past several days...
Knights of Columbus call on the Governor General
- Oct 11, 2019 - 7:40:22 PM
Members of the Knights of Columbus (fraternal service organization)
paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A.
Smith, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House on
Thursday, October 10, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Ministry of Finance in Full Swing in Implementing Public Financial Management Reform
- Oct 11, 2019 - 3:40:37 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said in the Ministry of Finance, the heart of Public Financial
Management Reform is the development and adoption of robust information
“We are in the full swing of implementing the project
plan for this multi-faceted reform initiative,” DPM Turnquest explained
at a forum held by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the
Inter-American Development Bank at Baha Mar, October 10, 2019. The
forum was held under the theme, ‘The Power of Data for Transforming
Guaranteed Loans being offered by the Government to MSMEs impacted by Hurricane Dorian
- Oct 11, 2019 - 2:30:07 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest announced on Thursday, October 10, 2019, that $10 million will
be taken from the Dormant Fund to help re-start the economies in Abaco
and Grand Bahama.
The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking at a
press conference at the Ministry to announce that the Access
Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), through the
Ministry of Finance and private financial partners...